2012 Legacy Winners

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Marian Joan Bechtel

Marian Bechtel grew up in a home where science was “cool.”  Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Marian has always considered herself lucky to have two enthusiastic geologists for parents.  They got her interested in math at a very young age, using one of Marian’s favorite things in life:  chocolate chips.  From… More...

Emerald Holman

Dance has always come naturally to Emerald Holman. At the age of three she began taking dance classes. Since then Emerald has grown in the art form and aspires to become a professional dancer. A dance major in her junior year at Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Emerald also… More...

Nishant Ganesh-Kumar

Nishant Ganesh Kumar, who is currently a rising senior in Biomedical Engineering at John Hopkins University, came to study in the United States in the fall of 2009 with the dream of graduating from one of the leading biomedical institutions in the United States. His high school years were spent… More...

Pamela Jimenez-Cardenas

Originally from Guadalajara, México, Pamela Jiménez Cárdenas is currently a junior studying Government at Harvard. She is the youngest of two children and was born shortly after a severe car accident left both of her parents confined to bed rest and completely dependent on the help of friends and family… More...

Simon Linn-Gerstein

Cellist Simon Linn-Gerstein’s interests range from classical performance to studying music as a social practice, teaching, and performing in non-traditional contexts. Simon is completing his master’s degree in cello performance at Longy School of Music, where he studies with Terry King. Simon received his B.A. in music with a minor… More...

Annie Salinas

Annie Salinas, this year’s Legacy Award winner for the Humanities, is a high-school senior from Houston, Texas. Annie has achieved success as a young historian by bringing to light little-known aspects of world history. By using the tools of an artist, a historian, and a cultural ambassador, she has illuminated… More...

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Shubhro Saha

A resident of Avon, CT, Shubhro Saha always fostered a passion for science. In eighth grade, he was introduced to the field of hydrogen energy through a robotics competition. During his sophomore year in high school, Shubhro embarked on a two-year research project that computationally modeled more efficient methods of… More...